KEVIN Rudd visited the Bayside electorate of Goldstein last week in a bid to bolster his party's chances at the Federal Election.
The Federal Opposition Leader visited the Sandybeach Centre in Sims St, Sandringham, to launch the campaign of Julia Mason, Labor's candidate for Goldstein.
Mr Rudd spoke of Labor's determination to fight for the seat "street by street, suburb by suburb".
However when it came to question time with the Bayside Leader Mr Rudd was whisked away by his media advisor and given little chance to talk about issues important to Bayside residents.
The Bayside Leader had intended to speak to Mr Rudd about the future of Victoria's most famours warship, HMVS Cerberus, which is at risk of disappearing beneath the waves at Black Rock.
But Mr Rudd was told by his advisor he didn't have time to speak to the local media, giving the Bayside Leader a chance to ask only one question:
What would a Labor government do for the Cerberus if it was elected to power?
"I believe the (Federal) Government should be doing everything practically possible to ensure it is preserved for the future," Mr Rudd said, as he was rushed away.
— MATHEW BURGESS